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Choking first aid - adult or child over 1 year - series—Part 2

Part 2


3. Lean the person forward and give them 5 blows to the back with the heel of your hand.

4. If this does not work, stand behind the person and wrap your arms around the person’s waist.

5. Make a fist with one hand. Place the thumb side of your fist just above the person’s navel, well below the breastbone.

Review Date 7/20/2013

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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